Angry hippos! Two beasts lock jaws and struggle in the Kenyan river as they compete for attention from nearby females
- The German photographer Ingo Gerlach, 66, saw the two beasts fight last month in Masai Mara Kenya
- The two beings, who can weigh up to 400 stones, fought for a female partner in the river
- The intruder was eventually eliminated after 10 minutes, Mr Gerlach claims, and left with a bleeding snout
This is the breathtaking moment when two angry hippos fought over a female partner.
The two huge creatures, capable of weighing up to 400 rocks, rushed around the Mara River and tried to bite each other as they engaged in a fierce battle.
They were spotted by photographer Ingo Gerlach, 66, who visited Kenya from his native Germany and was having lunch on the riverbank on August 21.
He took out his camera and took a series of photos while the animals struggled for at least 10 minutes.
Eventually the intruder admitted that he was defeated and left the hippopotamus with a bloody snout.
This is the breathtaking moment when two angry hippos fought over a female partner in the Mara River on August 21
The two huge creatures, which can weigh up to 400 rocks, roamed the Mara River and tried to bite each other while fighting a fierce battle for a female partner (back) in Masai Mara, Kenya
They were seen by photographer Ingo Gerlach, 66, who was visiting his native Germany and was having lunch on the banks of the river
Gerlach said: & # 39; In the river there are always hippos in the so-called & # 39; hippopotamus & # 39 ;. For days it was always very peaceful in the river at this place, but that day a foreign hippo bull wanted to visit his secretly adored lady of his heart.
& # 39; The owner of the house did not like this at all, so the two bulls attacked each other after some impending gestures.
& # 39; During the fight with the bulls the beloved watched – after about ten minutes the show was over. The intruder hurriedly and with a bleeding nose left the territory of the opponent. & # 39;
Hippos are considered to be one of the most deadly animals in the world. Their sharp teeth and immense weight can prove fatal to anyone who comes their way. The large mammals kill an estimated 500 people in Africa every year.
Angry hippos! The two hippos fought it out while the female looked from the sidelines of the Mara River in Masai Mara, Kenya
Hippos are considered to be one of the most deadly animals in the world. The large mammals kill an estimated 500 people in Africa every year
Finally, after about 10 minutes, the intruder admitted defeat and left the hippopotamus with a bloody snout
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